Payments for individuals

Options to pay your balance in full, over a period of time, or if you are unable to pay. When interest and penalties are applied and how to pay tax by instalments.

Payment date for 2020 taxes

  • April 30, 2021: Deadline to pay your taxes

Services and information

Make a payment

Payment options to make a full or partial payment, either online, by mail, or in-person

Arrange to pay your debt over time

Set up a payment arrangement with the CRA and calculate an amount you can afford to pay regularly over time

Unable to pay

Contact the CRA to discuss your situation, consequences of not paying, and options if you cannot pay your debt

Confirm your payment is received

How to check if the CRA received your payment and what to do if your payment was not applied as expected

Required tax instalments

When the CRA requires you to pay amounts by instalments to cover the tax you estimate to owe for next year’s tax filing

Repay COVID-19 benefits

Why you may need to repay a COVID-19 payment, how to return a payment, and how it impacts your taxes

Interest and penalties

How and when interest is charged on unpaid amounts, and when late-filing and other penalties are applied

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